Ascent of Slide Mountain on 2016-01-01

Climber: Thomas Caruso

Date:Friday, January 1, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Slide Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4180 ft / 1274 m

Ascent Trip Report

A great way to start the new year. My wife and I trekked down to the Catskill for one last hike. I figured we did Hunter during the Fire-Tower Challenge now lets get the other and last 4000' mountain in the Catskills. We went up Slide Mountain via the west approach, a short 2.7 mile one way hike. The temperature was cold, it was cloudy and there was snow on the ground. The trail was a steady moderate climb especially after the first mile. Near the summit it leveled of to an easy grade, the snow on the trees and ground made a beautiful setting. At the first lookout point we were above the clouds so we have pictures with no view. We took more pictures on the Fire-Tower footing at the summit and the plaque for John Burroughs the author who frequented the mountain back in the early days.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Cloudy, overcast and snow.

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